Did you know?

  • You do not have to be rich to adopt.
  • You do not have to have a big home to adopt.
  • You do not have to be married or without children to adopt.
  • There are over 400,000 children in the United States Foster Care System.
  • Children never outgrow the need for parents.

Basic Requirements for Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • At least 21 years old
  • Financially self-sustaining
  • Married, Single, Divorced, or Widowed
  • Attend training sessions with other prospective parents to learn about the children’s needs and background
  • Consent to a criminal history and abuse-neglect background check
  • Participate in a home study
  • Permit a fire and health inspection of your home
  • Vaccinate pets annually
  • Obtain and maintain CPR-First Aid certification
  • Have adequate sleeping space
  • Get a TB test
  • Agree to a non-physical discipline policy

Post-Adoption Resources

For more information on how to foster/adopt please contact a Child Placing Agency.